April 1, 2006

snail mail

These are the mailboxes that service the area I live in. The post office lies just behind the fence. I tried giving this picture of bit of a 60/70s movie grain feel. I thinks that's how old the boxes are. Not many people use them much as more and more mini-post offices sprout around the city. Email seems to have taken over as the main method of correspondence. The Ministry of Education is currently pushing for an Internet savvy society.

for Midnitebara


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Malaysia... haha.. I am currently in SG, although they are very systematic and well in order, but sometimes i think its better to have some "disorder", just like what it shows in the pic... Thanz again for the pic

3:20 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

You did a great job on the 60/70s effect! Does that mailbox usually have a brighter red? Interesting how different they are in other countries.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

well you have achieve the 60/70s mood..looks really worn-out ..Lol! The yellow one not as old lah ;)

8:33 PM  
Blogger luminlight said...

It is somewhat pity that snail mail is no longer 'trendy' anymore in today's fast paced world...

11:02 PM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Anon: Do you miss Malaysia or you calling me Miss Malaysia? Either way it's all good. I know what you mean. As much as I love the structured and clean life in Singapore, I'll always call Malaysia home. There's something about it. I can bear with the constants road works, disorder everywhere and the 'kampong' mentality.

Nicole, the red of the mailbox is the same around the world. I think it's a stock colour required by all post offices.

Kris: Yes, the yellow one is from the late 80s but the condition its in makes it look just as old, kan?

Oh Lumi, I do love getting small packages and letters in the mail. Alas, we fly towards a paperless world.

11:32 AM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

to edwin~
thank you so much. That is so retro! Same here, e-mails it is. Japanese people have the custom of sending postcards every new year and some other holidays so even if they are hi-tech ,they cant eradicate post boxes!

9:38 PM  
Blogger heidi said...

This is a great shot. I love the color and the sentimentality in the narrative. It's funny to see every day objects like mailboxes in another country ours are so different.

12:46 PM  
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